Dr. Kasey Christopher

Kasey Christopher

Teaching Assistant Professor
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Biological Sciences

213C Mellon Hall


Ph.D. Genetics, Yale University, 2014
B.S. Biological Sciences, Cornell University, 2008

Dr. Kasey Christopher is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Duquesne University. She received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, where she concentrated in Genetics and Development, researching genetic control of chloroplast function in plants and embryonic polarity in C. elegans. She earned her Ph.D. in Genetics at Yale University, where she studied the role of the small organelle known as the cilium in signaling during mouse embryonic development.

Dr. Christopher maintains an ongoing interest in developmental genetics and is currently fully focused on science education at Duquesne. Her teaching philosophy centers on employing her practical research background to help students understand course material in the context of real-world science, and incorporating active learning strategies and intensive writing into biology courses. She has extensive experience teaching STEM pedagogy and communication, and is passionate about equitable and evidence-based teaching strategies.


BIOL 111 General Biology
BIOL 115L & 117L Advanced General Biology Laboratory
BIOL 313/513 Developmental Biology
BIOL 371W Cell & Molecular Biology SuperLab
BIOL 394 Undergraduate Biology Seminar